EghtesadOnline: Following the launch of the Mobile Registry Scheme in December 2017, its legal loopholes have allowed opportunists to continue smuggling mobile phones into Iran.
EghtesadOnline: During the seven months to Oct. 22, 1.7 million mobile phones were imported into Iran. This is while monthly domestic demand for cellphones is said to be over and above 1 million. This has created chaos in Iran’s mobile phone market with prices going through the roof.
EghtesadOnline: During the recent weeks, the prices of mobile phones have gone on a bullish run in Iran’s technology market. The exorbitantly high prices have enraged buyers and disrupted business. In order to bring the derailed market back on track, the ICT Ministry is rolling out measures to regulate the sector.
EghtesadOnline: HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to use the Nokia brand on mobile phones, announced its first new products on December 13 - two basic handsets without internet access priced at $26 before local taxes and subsidies.